5 Tips to Follow when Traveling with Kids

5 Tips to Follow when Traveling with Kids


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Traveling with infants comes with its challenges. But, parents know their child, and if they keep them on their schedule and try to limit their exposure to excess activity, they usually manage well. Let’s face it. If you can find a quiet bathroom, you can usually get a 2 month old to take their bottle and drift off to sleep.


When you child is over 3 or 4, traveling is an entirely different experience. They want to see and do everything. They get bored in the car, train, or plane. They will test their (and your) limits. But, with some preparation, you can have a successful trip with your child. We will give you some tips to help you accomplish this. These are tips written not by doctors and professional child therapist. These are tips from real life moms and dads who love their kids and know the reality of raising them.

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Even the odds
You will find that the minute you board a plane you child becomes the spawn of a superhero. They are like Spiderman. They can climb to places that you would think are impossible. They can reach an object that you are sure they cannot possibly get. This is why we suggest you never travel with less than one adult for every two children. When you have three children, it is very difficult to take them to the bathroom at the mall. Traveling to a place you are unfamiliar with is asking for trouble.

Hunger and thirst is your worst enemy

An adult gets cranky when they are hungry and in a situation where they cannot eat. A child does not know they are getting hungry. Their bodies surprise them. They are happily playing one minute then in a second, their expression changes to one of near panic and they shout, “I’m hungry!” It is important that you take snacks and drinks with you.

Bonus tip: this is one trip. They will not die if they are allowed to eat a little extra sugar or drink soda if that is what you can get. Sometimes giving them a sugary treat gives them the burst of energy that holds them over until you can feed them.

Take their favorite shows with you

No matter where you go, there will be extended periods of time when your child needs to be entertained. If you are going to another state or another country, take the shows they like along. Take a tablet or use your smart phone (don’t forget the chargers), and download or access the shows electronically.  

Make it an adventure

Before you leave home, tell them about where you are going. Tell them stories of what they will see and what they will do. Check to see if there are any Children's Theatre and Dance Festivals or costume balls you can take them to. But first make sure you take with you all the necessary equipment, such as dance costumes and accessories, so they can dress up for that occasion. You can also print coloring sheets of the sites and take them along with crayons so they can color them. If you make the adventure exciting for them, they will be easier to manage while on the way. You can talk to them and ask them questions afterwards to see how much they remember.

Take their security

It doesn't matter what it is. Maybe they have a blanket they have always slept with. It may be faded and have mystery stains, and maybe you would rather not take it on a plane. You will be glad you did when they cuddle up with it and fall to sleep. Remember, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks You will probably never see those other passengers again anyway. So who cares if they think your 5-year old would give up his stuffed monkey with a missing tail.

The key to traveling with kids to make them as comfortable and involved as possible, The only thing you have to do is keep your focus on them and enjoy the memory you are creating as a family. So, whatever the challenges might be, never forget to enjoy the trip with your kids and your loved ones. Have fun!

Have fun!

This is a guest post from Ashley Lipman, The Blog Frog. 
Feel free to check more posts at theblogfrog.com




20 comments:

  1. Traveling can be challenging but surely fun if we can manage!

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    1. so true..but kids are such joy! Love traveling with them..

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  2. Traveling sama anak itu memang seru...tapi kalau pas lapar.. bakalan bubar dunia persilatan karena rewel... Aku sih biasa bawain cemilan kesukaan buat menghalau lapar

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    1. betel bangeet...aku kalau sudah jalan utamakan mereka dulu kenyang heheh

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  3. i'm not imagine if i have a child hehehe... pasti rempong

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  4. Yes traveling with kids can be disaster or funn.. ornagtua mesti siapin segala hall hal dengam baik. Pas pulang kampung ada Bule yg todlernya tantrum di pesawat dari Bali ke Labuan bajo.duhh

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  5. ...it's challenging to the max taking toddler with endless energy. For me, I'd rather wait until kids get older enuf to understand things.

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  6. I love traveling with parents hehehehe...thanks for taking us around, ma

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  7. Kalau sama anak-anak memang harus benar-benar diperhatikan kenyamanannya

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  8. so where's are you going? Kids can be handful but it should be fun!

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  9. Omg your blog is so cute 😄
    I love traveling too but I don’t have kids. I like traveling alone or with some friends. I’ll keep these tips in mind though.

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  10. Anakku sampai besar lo mbak, kalau lapar terus cranky. Jadi pasti di tasku ada sesuatu lah, nggak bisa mengandalkan "nanti aja kalau ada resto."

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  11. "take their security" this I've done the most like a toy and pillow if possible.

    I agree. Travel with kids such an adventure.

    My daughter is easy to fall a sleep specially if got music and turn on the AC.

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    1. see..we just need to know what our kids love :)

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  12. The key for us is lots of snacks. If they are hungry, they complain the whole time.

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  13. My kids aren't too bad to travel with. I have heard awful things from some parents about traveling with their kids.

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  14. Traveling sama anak pokok nya harus ekstra sabar , apalagi kalo anak masih kecil masih sering rewel nya , kalo ga gitu lari larian kesana kemari hehe

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  15. Anakku baru dua bulan dan betuuulll aku bisa menej dg baik. Bayi ga rewel samsek. Nth klo udah balita nanti, mmm sepertinya bakal lbh menantang hee

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